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Noun: bully  bû-lee
  1. An uncultured, aggressive, rude, noisy troublemaker
    - tough, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob [Brit], yobo [Brit], yobbo [Brit], ned [UK], scally [UK]
     
  2. A hired thug
     
  3. Beef cured or pickled in brine
    - bully beef, corned beef, corn beef
     
  4. A person who deliberately intimidates or is cruel to weaker people
Verb: bully  bû-lee
  1. Be bossy towards
    "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young";
    - strong-arm, browbeat, bullyrag [N. Amer], ballyrag [N. Amer], boss around, hector, push around, boss
     
  2. Discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
    - browbeat, swagger
Adjective: bully  bû-lee
  1. Very good
    "he did a bully job";
    - bang-up, corking [Brit, informal], cracking [Brit, informal], dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing, grouse [Austral, NZ], ripper [Austral], lovely

Derived forms: bullying, bullied, bullies

See also: good

Type of: aggressor, assailant, assailer, assaulter, attacker, beef, blarney, boeuf, cajole, coax, goon, hood, hoodlum, intimidate, inveigle, palaver, punk [N. Amer], strong-armer, sweet-talk, thug, tough, toughie, wheedle

Encyclopedia: Bully, Rhone